Like many gun names, the word "culverin" has a metaphorical meaning.
"When you talk in that metaphorical style I fail to understand you," said Quentyns.
Stabbing with the pen, therefore, is not merely a metaphorical expression.
Descent and ascent when thus applied to the soul are metaphorical.
And then you've got a house—not a metaphorical one, but a house with father and ...